tv View Change LINKTV February 13, 2016 7:00am-7:31am PST
announcer: the following program is an original production of link tv. next up, witchcraft, hiv, and some hard lessons learned. (man laughing) an award-winning comedy and other short films from link tv's "viewchange" film contest. narrator: "viewchange" is about people making real progress in tackling the world's toughest issues. can a story change the world? see for yourself in "viewchange." health is hope. announcer: around the world, good healthcare is about rehing peoe with wtever they may need. sometimes, it's getting food to malnourished children or getting support to teens with hiv, or even sending the spital tthe patit. from malawi to ecuador, see some
of hlthcare's mostnventive solutions and stay tuned to see the winner of the "viewchange" film contest leadership prize. second narrator: malnutrition. every year, malnutrition kills twice as many children as aids, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. yet there is hope. an inexpensive, revolutionary therapy is saving children's lives right now. (rooster crows) since 2004, project peanut butter has been treating children in malawi, a country with one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. (speaking native language) second narrator: as a faculty member at washington university medical school, dr. manary founded project peanut butter to
bring the most effective malnutrition therapy to the children who need it most. alefa is 7 months old. she is just entering the critical 6-month-to-two-year-old window where children are most vulnerable to the impact of malnutrition. jason: alefa is, uh, severely malnourished and, um, (unclear), as you can see from the extremely small arms. second narrator: severely malnourished children at this age are at great risk. untreated, more than half will die. pilirani is two years old. severely malnourished kids often swell up with edema, a painful build-up of fluid under the skin. pilirani's swelling is so severe he can barely walk. until recently, the best
treatment available for pilirani and alefa was one to two months of hospitalization. but even in the best rural hospitals, only 25% to 40% of children fully recover. project peanut butter gets much better results by distributing a special ready-to-use theraputic food to the mothers who will take it with them and treat their own children at home. ready-to-use theraputic food is powerful medicine. this peanut-based formula is effective, easy to use, and empowers mothers. and most kids love it. it's more than just peanut butter. over years of careful experiments and testing, dr. manary and his colleagues developed a new formula. it's a precise blend ideal for bringing children back from the edge of starvation. the
results are dramatic. 6 weeks after their first visit, alefa and pilirani return for one of their check-ups. jason: what we've seen over the course of the last 6 weeks has been, uh, really good progress. so, we're hopeful that she'll come completely up to a healthy weight with this check. (woman speaking native language) second narrator: after 6 weeks of treatment, pilirani is on a promising path. he is now likely to remain healthy and avoid lingering consequences. dr. manary: 95% of these children are recovering. 95%. that is really something powerful. (singing in native language) second narrator: and this success rate comes at a fraction
of the old therapy's cost. today, saving one child costs the project a total of about $25. project peanut butter has an ambitious vision: to save over 2 million children from severe malnutrition by 2015. woman: i wish project peanut butter would grow like a (unclear) tree, which is (unclear) and grows big, big, big, big and biggest. so it can reach evy needy ild. second narrator: you can make a difference. please, go to projectpeanutbutter.org. learn more about this urgent, life-saving work. remember,
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announcer: don't go away. when we return, a comedy routine about aids prevention and see the winner of the "viewchange" film contest leadership prize. first narrator: like what you saw? then visit viewchange.org, link tv's brand new multimedia website. watch over 200 stories about new solutions to the developing world's biggest challenges. get involved with the issues. share the stories with friends and help change the world. all at viewchange.org. (rooster crowing) man: on earth, two things involved. you may either born a woman or a man. if you're born woman, you are self. if you are born a man, two things involved.
(speaking native language) aha! umoz if you cuse meone--n so, ok.f you accuse someone, you are self. i'm stuck. second man: when you come to (unclear), there are two things involv. you'll eitheget stas or hiv. en you g other ss, you are safe. but when you get hiv, there is one thing involved. you develop aids, you will die. it end there. (speaking native language) third man: ...7 years now. (speaking native language) (laughing) (speaking native language) (speaking native language) (audience laughing) (speaking native language) umoza: the name of our group is oza youth organization. our group started in late 1999.
(singing in native language) umoza: the objectives of the group are to fight against hiv-aids, to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hiv, aids. second man: so, we try to make some songs. third man: mainly, we perform drama before they--people are to get tested. umoza: people get entertained while they get the message. (speaking native language) (singing in native language) (singing in native language)
fourth man: so, i wanted to say this leg, this carposis, is stage 4 of hiv and aids, see? so if--i know if i could have taken the drugs (unclear) i think i could have not--it would have not come to this extent. that's just because it was too late. so, i used to say, "if i could find my friends (unclear) go there." i used to say, "please, guys, go to the hospital just so that they should discover (unclear)." god also give me a talent of composing songs, so, i've got a task of composing songs and spreading the message. and, um, teaching my friends songs and the like. this song is (unclear). and it is advising
some (unclear) take care of themselves just because this time the world is full of hiv and aids. so, this is the number. play, guys. (jazz music playing) (singing in native language) so, (unclear), there are two things involved, you know. (woman laughing) man: yeah, yeah. there are two things involved. (unclear) second woman: keeping involved, (unclear). fourth man: if you contract hiv and aids, there are two things
involved. you can stay longer or die. if you are--you die, you are safe. but you stay wrong, there are two things involved. interviewer: and you can improvise? fourth man: yes, (unclear). there are two things involved. if he--you follow the instructions for the doctor or join in groups which are involved in the hiv and aids. something like that. (all laughing) (singing in native language) first narrator: and now, the winner of the "viewchange" film contest leadership prize. robby brasson's "the witch doctor." doctor: have a seat, please.
mr. (unclear), first oall, i'd like to congratulate you for coming in voluntarily, and like i said, you can still live a normal, healthy, productive life with hiv. is there anything you'd like to know? man: no. there's nothing. just tell me. doctor: there is also clear and you are hiv positive. man: do you mean positive? doctor: it just means that the viruis activin your body, but it does not automatically mean that you have aids. and i... (baby wailing) (children crying) doctor: ...may i advise that you go to hospital and have your "t" cell count taken so that we can immediately start you on aivs. this is a brochure. it has everything that you need to know about how to live positively
with hiv. (children crying) (speaking native language) (speaking native language) (chanting in native langauge) witch doctor: come in, my son. tell me what ails you. man: i--i want you to help me. i've been unwell for quite some time now. i had this persistent cold, and after that, i developed some swellings. witch doctor: hmm. man: now they want me to take
this "t" count test for hiv. i'm sure there's another after this. witch doctor: definitely. yes, most definitely. man: we can do it traditional, spiritually. i'd pay. just tell me what you want me to do and i'm going to do it. witch doctor: we shall consult the ancestors. (chanting in native language) ahh! man: what--what do i have to do? ok, back. i hear if i sleep with a virgin i can cleanse myself. oh, my god. witch doctor: give me your right hand. connect with your ancestors. man: yes! no! i won't do some of the sacrifices. stop it, please! there are some things i can't do. i won't cut anybody's genitals and i won't bring (unclear) blood in-- witch doctor: but you might have to. what then?
you cannot back out now. please, will you hold this with your left hand? this is how you will connect with your ancestors from your head to your heart right down to... (woman laughing crazily) come! (chanting) (laughing) ohh! ohh! ohh! (chanting) (gasps) it is now too late to go back. the ancestors have spoken. your answer is right here. ahh. yes, young man. let us go. let us move now. ancestors (unclear). ha ha.
do not worry, young man. you see, as the pamphlet says, you can still lead a fully productive life even if you are hiv positive. (laughing) first narrator: like what you saw? then visit viewchange.org, link tv's brand new multimedia website. watch over 200 stories about new solutions to the developing world's biggest challenges. get involved with the issues. share the stories with friends and help change the world. all at viewchange.org. úqd
woman: the following program is an original production of linktv. narrator: next up, an all new moths day special. being a new mom is rewarding and challenging, but what extra burdens do mothers in poor countries face? come take a tour of the world's best and worst places to be a mom in this new report from "save the children" and viewchange.org. man: "viewchange" is about people making real progress in tackling the world's toughest issues. can a story change the world? see for yourself in "viewchange, the mothers index." narrator: you've heard the term lottery of birth.